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The Trashion Show, including Harvest Meal desserts served by Bates College Dining in Commons on Nov. 16, 2022, was held in the Christian Daggett Gray Athletic Building.Contestants:First Place: Miguel Pacheco '24, wearing stilts and a dress made of recycled book covers, created by Sloan Phillips '25.Second Place: Bora Lugunda '25, wearing a Marie Antionette-inspired gown made from trash bags and plastic sheeting, and a hat made from cardboard and brown packing paper, created by Grace Acton '24Third place: Claire Barlass '25, wearing a self-designed "milk dress" made from discarded milk cartons from Commons, an outfit that was also her Halloween costume this year.Quinn Macauley '24, wearing a "mermaid-inspired" outfit made from trash/discarded swim gear from Tarbell Pool, created by Talia Skaistis '25 and Lianna Rosman '26, all three students are on the Bates Swimming and Diving TeamLily Ritch '25, wearing a "puffy jacket-inspired" outfit made from discarded bubble wrap, chip bags, coupons, mesh orange bag, and straws, created by Emma Righter '23, and accessories by Ella Lungstrum '23 .Leen Dockery '26, wearing a self-created cowgirl-inspired outfit made from discarded cardboard from the Parker 4th floor recycling bin. (I didn't recognize her in the outfit! I remember her from the Visio Divina photos) (edited) 3:39Let me know if you want the self-written descriptions for their outfits. I have the script Theo shared, and I can pick them out (there were a lot of withdrawals, I guess! There are like 13 names on the script)Plus one more male contestant:7. As Abraham Lincoln once said: there is nothing like a sour patch kid to brighten your day! In this issue of munchies, Henry Welch, Ben Huston, and Jonah Yaffee design a chic, yet delicious outfit of sour patches, chips, goldfish bags, and other assorted snacks to express the intrinsic human primal desire for food, and boy does it look good.
Video: ‘Really cool outfits out of trash’

Friday, December 2, 2022 10:03 am

Watch Bobcats strut their stuff during the annual Trashion Show, where students model outfits designed by fellow students and made from campus trash.

Title devised by Library staff.- Copyright deposit; Underwood & Underwood; 1908.[Women inspecting currency at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing]- Title devised by Library staff.- Copyright deposit; Underwood & Underwood; 1907.- No. 658.
Cryptocurrency banking pitch wins 2022 Bobcat Ventures competition

Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:25 am

The $10,000 first prize in the 2022 Bates College student pitch competition was won by a cryptocurrency banking startup that seeks to usher in a new, "borderless world that accepts all forms of payment."

Bates set to honor Class of 2022 at all-together, all-welcome Commencement 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:12 pm

For the first time since 2019, a Bates senior class will march as one from Alumni Walk to the Historic Quad to celebrate Commencement. Here's what you need to know.

The opening reception for the Annual Senior Exhibition takes place in the Bates College Museum of Art.When Bates studio art majors reach their senior year, they embark on a thesis project that ultimately leads them to a professionally mounted exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art. These young artists work in many mediums, but all have the same directive: to use sustained studio time to create a collection that coheres into an expression of their individual artistic beings at this particular moment in time. Even though the work presented in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition is decidedly individual — the 15 artists from this year’s Class of 2022 work in paint, colored pencil, rotoscope animation, photography, and installation and collage — collective themes sometimes emerge from these seniors who are about to enter the broader world.Bora Lugunda ‘25 of Kinshasa, Congo, looks at photography by Jack Ryan ’22 of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Video: See the opening of the 2022 Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:50 am

Watch as 15 studio arts students present their senior theses to friends, family, and faculty, in projects brimming with personal meaning.

Video: Mount David Summit speedrun

Friday, April 15, 2022 1:46 pm

Watch as 65 students present their theses at Bates' Mount David Summit; from psychology, to history, to mathematics, these Bobcats are ready to leap into the future.

U.S. Rep. Jared Golden ’11 (D-Maine) lights the Winter Carnival torch brandished by Charlie Gainey '24 of Portola Valley, Calif. The torch seemed a little less ornate this year, more of a fuel-soaked rag wrapped around an ax handle. But it got the job done. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Video: Scenes (and behind the scenes) of Puddle Jump 2022

Friday, February 18, 2022 9:00 am

Within vaunted traditions there are always new wrinkles. Take the Bates tradition of the Maine governor lighting a torch to kick off Winter Carnival

Voices from MLK Day: ‘We are finished sitting quietly, insisting on the possibility of change’

Friday, January 21, 2022 11:44 am

Five speakers on MLK Day at Bates, Maine-based thinkers, practitioners, and activists, offered personal narratives and insights that vividly captured the day's theme, "What I Mean When I Say: Decolonization and Liberation."

The 10 most-viewed BatesNews stories of 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:04 am

As the year ticks to a close, here’s a top-10 countdown of the 10 BatesNews stories, from Jan. 1, 2021, to now, with the most views.

Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans PlazaBrittany provided the following program outline:Welcoming Remarks: BrittanyOpening Prayer: BrittanyTaps: Julie Jesurum ’22, a biochemistry major from Weston, Mass., plays on trumpetPoem for Safety- Tyler Shambaugh '22Invitation to lay a stoneBegin ritual by laying a stone for each branch in the armed forces*Moment of Silence*Poem for Peace- Frances White '22Benediction-Raymond
Veterans Day: poetry, taps, and a poignant ritual at Veterans Plaza

Thursday, November 18, 2021 5:23 pm

A poignant observance at Veterans Plaza offered a simple ritual that "people can interact with throughout Veterans Day," says the Rev. Brittany Longsdorf.

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